Access

Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Wheelchair Access
Features a wheelchair route of the site with ramps for access to the ruins.
Entrance / Set Down
Disabled visitors may be set down by the entrance to the visitor centre. There is a ramped entrance to site. Access to monument and grounds is via the visitor centre's lift up to the grounds.
Disabled Parking
2 disabled parking bays are located in the council car park.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
Steps and ramp access to enter the nave.
Lift Access
Yes
Seating And Restpoints
Benches and rest points are dotted around the grounds.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Gravel pathways allow easy access to the site and ruins.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Audio Tours
Yes
Tactile Models
Tactile exhibits in the visitor centre
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Induction Loops
Available at the admissions desk and on request to accompany the audio tour.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Basic Language Audio Tours
No information available
Easy Read Material
Yes
Large Print Material
Large print sheet with a basic overview on the abbey.
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No information available
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Special Diets
No information available
Health And Safety
Deep Water
There is an open pond that is both obvious and signed.
Trip Hazard
No information available
Sheer Drop
Some drops on site these are signed.
Slip Hazard
Grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
The grounds are mainly flat with some undulation.
Steep Stairs
Please note: from the Whitby harbour area, the abbey can only be directly reached on foot via the 199 'abbey steps' (or Caedmon's Trod): alternatively a well-signposted road leads from the town outskirts to the cliff top abbey.
Beware Of Traffic
Pedestrian and vehicle access mixes at the main entrance.
Uneven Ground
Some undulation
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